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ELITE1499
03-06-2004, 10:26 AM
after long work, i finally got it to work on my pc with a glide wrapper

AMD Ath 3000
1 gig ram
Radeon 9800 pro
Audigy 2

I am getting it to run on my XP machine at 1280x960 resolution and 6x AA and 16x AF. it looks like a brand new sim. wow so many memories of landing and clearing the LZ for the blackhawks. so many more new memories to come

http://chmaps-spidey.freeservers.com/games_files/LB2HighRes.JPG

[This message was edited by ELITE1499 on Sat March 06 2004 at 09:45 AM.]

ELITE1499
03-06-2004, 10:26 AM
after long work, i finally got it to work on my pc with a glide wrapper

AMD Ath 3000
1 gig ram
Radeon 9800 pro
Audigy 2

I am getting it to run on my XP machine at 1280x960 resolution and 6x AA and 16x AF. it looks like a brand new sim. wow so many memories of landing and clearing the LZ for the blackhawks. so many more new memories to come

http://chmaps-spidey.freeservers.com/games_files/LB2HighRes.JPG

[This message was edited by ELITE1499 on Sat March 06 2004 at 09:45 AM.]

ELITE1499
03-06-2004, 10:28 AM
IL2 FB will have to lose some of its play time to the most realistic combat helicopter sim. i cant believe no one has yet to dethrone this classic... hehehhe http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif

ELITE1499
03-06-2004, 10:40 AM
anyone have this?

http://chmaps-spidey.freeservers.com/games_files/LB2HighRes2.JPG

mentalFlaws
03-06-2004, 10:44 AM
one day with sim is all it takes to realize that a tank
is not the place to be on todays battlefield. Havent fired this one up in years

PriK
03-06-2004, 10:45 AM
What is this "helocoptor" thing you speak of?

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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ELITE1499
03-06-2004, 10:48 AM
this was the FIRST sim to get my hands all sweaty on the joystick, not knowing what lies beyond the next crest, whether to turn off FCR to avoid detection, whether to have the FCR scan once, whether to narrow the scan angle of the FCR.

and yes youre right, the apache just demolishes the tank...that is without air defense support and/or helicopters of its own

ELITE1499
03-06-2004, 10:52 AM
and i hated to hear "PNVS failure, FCR failure, TADS failure, Cannon Failure, Left wing pylong failure, Oil pressure low, Ihaddss failure" from the screaming betty. that was the worst LOL.

and one more thing i love about this sim is the TADS: the way you can look through the sights in white hot mode, black hot mode, DTV mode... jeez. OH YAH LOBL MODE AND LOAL MODE. LASER HELLFIRES, RADAR HELLFIRES, CANNON ROUND MODES, CALLING IN F16S AND A10S TO SUPPORT YOU, CALLING IN ARTY ON ENEMY POSITIONS TO SUPPORT YOUR ATTACK!!! and not to mention the training missions... WOW orgasm!!!

if you want to get a copy now (with everything including keyboard layout, manual-->AMAZING...etc), prepare to spend upwards of 40 bucks on ebay. its crazy considering it was made in 1997. this is a jewel...

Slammin_
03-06-2004, 10:58 AM
Elite,

Any info you can provide to get this running with my ATI 9800 would be greatly appreciated!

Slam

ELITE1499
03-06-2004, 11:05 AM
get the only glide wrapper that works perfectly with ATI RADEON here:
http://home.t-online.de/home/zsack/glide_wrapper/

YOU MUST INSTALL 2.09 PATCH AND NOT NOT NOT THE DDU UPDATE!!!!

if you are on a radeon, go to the display settings in the settings tab then onto advance. go to 3d tab and then click on opengl and compatibility. then disable z buffer and triple buffer. then click ok and then go back to the 3d tab and click on opengl again and click on customize. then disable tru form if thats enabled. go to the glide wrapper setup window. make sure its version .78B. play with the texture memory. i have a 128 mb vid card so i set it to 16 mb. change and test yours. set mipmapping to DEFAULT. NOT Mipmaps because that messes up the hud and slows down the game too much. set v sync to normal. try both high res and non. render to own window. TURN OFF FLOAT SHADERS.

limit system physical RAM to 366 (because LB2 had this nasty thing in which it wouldnt work on systems with more than 366 megs of ram. however, some people running win XP only has to limit it to 512 and it works. for me, this didnt work really well. the campaigns would crash sometimes and the kiowa warrior training would crash). set longbow 2 exe to windows 95 mode (by right clicking on the shortcut and then go to properties then on to the compatibility tab and set it to win 95)

i hope this works for you. this worked for me. however, just know that it will take some time to find the perfect settings for you. it took me about 3 hours to come up with this. ill try my best to help you. just ask questions

peter

btw, i have a amd athlon 3000 with 1 gig of ram and ati radeon 9800pro 128 meg CAT VERSION 4.2, 120 gig hd, audigy 2, dx 9b


OH YAH, this seemed to help some people. try this only if it still doesnt work. IF YOU HAVE SET YOUR OWN VIRTUAL MEMORY, MAKE, LET WINDOWS MANAGE IT. this doesnt really matter but in instances when you run out of physical memory (very possible since i limit my ram so much), the game will use HD space as ram. if you dont set it big enough, the game wont start and or it will crash. let windows change it on its own depending on the situation bu letting it manage it itself. this is just a suggestion. i know letting windows manage it isnt efficient but it works better with LB2 i believe.

peter

ELITE1499
03-06-2004, 11:11 AM
btw, now it NEVER crashes. play smooth as silk..

and ALSO, download CPU killer because if you try running this game on modern PCs, it will tear up the game. you wouldnt be able to fly. you will be traveling at like 50000 mph. i set CPU killer to limit my CPU about 10% and it runs perfectly. you can find it here http://www.cpukiller.com/products/cpukiller/index.html

Slammin_
03-06-2004, 11:23 AM
Awesome - Thanks Elite I just found my disks and installing now!

For some reason, I seem to remember your name from a few years back regarding Longbow. Same one?

ELITE1499
03-06-2004, 11:59 AM
more than likely.. hehe yes. that was prb me

Teufel_Eldritch
03-06-2004, 12:13 PM
I'm bummed cuz my disc is scratched & I can no longer play it. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

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Flamin_Squirrel
03-06-2004, 12:18 PM
Could do with a new heli sim. Trackir compatible!

essemm
03-06-2004, 12:33 PM
What's a "Glide Wrapper"? I have a GF4Ti4400...can I play this game in 3d? I installed a while ago, but the game looked horrible.

I would LOVE to play this sim again. Can anybody help me out?

http://server3.uploadit.org/files/141103-warloch_small.jpg

ELITE1499
03-06-2004, 04:08 PM
glide was a api until 3dfx went under. now directx d3d is dominant. back in the day, almost all 3d accelerated games were glide based. since nvda and ati cards dont support glide, glide wrappers have been created using technologies on the board to emulate glide settings, therefore letting one run glide based games on a non 3dfx card.

ELITE1499
03-06-2004, 05:41 PM
slammin,

did it work for you?

victortafolla
08-29-2004, 06:43 PM
joy o joy i have won a bid on ebay for lb2 i had this game in the past but it was damaged ...... so i was looking for people that are actively playing this simm still to contact me for some multiplayer gaming. my email is kimnvic01@msn.com ohh yeah does anyone know if there are still any active squads playing this simm??

victortafolla
08-29-2004, 06:44 PM
hopefully when i get it i can load it with minimal probs...

John_Stag
08-29-2004, 06:52 PM
It's now abandonware. you can download it legally from here:

http://www.the-underdogs.org/game.php?gameid=4628

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>:Corporal! Where are you taking those vultures?

Corporal: Officers to the mess, NCO's to the Guardroom, Sir!

:Like hell you are, they're responsible for all this, get them to clean it up!

Corporal: But what about the officers, Sir?

:Give 'em a bloody shovel.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Korolov
08-29-2004, 07:34 PM
Longbow 2 was a great game and one of the best modern chopper sims to ever come out - I played it for long hours at a time.

That said, I believe EECH is a more modern title that offers not quite as much from pure avionics realism, but looks better and is just as much fun. Being able to fly Ka-52s and Mi-28s is also a big plus, too.

http://www.mechmodels.com/fbstuff/klv_sigp38shark1a.jpg

Bearcat99
08-29-2004, 07:41 PM
J guess Im just a creature of habit.... I just like my warbirds...... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

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kiteman_1
08-29-2004, 08:03 PM
i remember it too...
especially the 2 person mode on one chopper.. shouting (more like abuse with keyboard lol) at my freind that a mig is circling or chopper.. but he cant see it due to lag.. lol http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif

well for more downloads, you guys can go here as well http://www.simhq.com/_downloads/downloads_air.html
and look for longbow2

Flight Sim is not a game.. its a hobby..

Jasko76
08-30-2004, 12:57 AM
This glide wrapper thing... will it make it possible to run games like Red Baron 3D 'cause I really miss that old classic?

Regards,

Jasko
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The_Ant
08-30-2004, 01:02 AM
yes one of the best sims i ever played,campaign system was well beyond its time when it came out.tried it out for 3months ago again and it still kicked as,but as spoiled as ive have gotten,il2 rulez supreme.hope they make a simmilar helicoptergame with equal campaign and todays graphic http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif that would have been nice.

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